~ Lazy Day Coconut Cream Pie ~

Cassie *

By
@1lovetocook1x

I hardly ever use a store bought crust, but today that's exactly what I did, hence the name of this pie. I'm allowed to be lazy once in awhile...LOL

Nonetheless, it's delicious!

Enjoy!


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Serves:

6

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1
9 inch prebaked pie shell
2 1/2 c
milk
1/2 c
heavy cream
1/3 c
flour
3/4 c
sugar
1/4 tsp
salt
3
drops yellow food coloring - optional
3
egg yolks, slightly beaten
1 c
heaping coconut
1 tsp
coconut extract
2 Tbsp
butter

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Have pie shell baked and cooled.

Scald the milk and cream.

In a medium saucepan, whisk flour, salt and sugar together. Once milk is scalded, whisk it into the dry mixture and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently. About 4 - 5 minutes. I add 3 drops of yellow food coloring now. Optional
2
Quickly whisk some of the hot mixture into the yolks and whisk the yolks into the pudding. Cook another 2 - 3 minutes.
3
Once thick, remove from heat and stir in the butter, extract and coconut.
4
Pour pudding into pie shell. Cover the pudding with saran wrap, directly onto the pudding to keep the pudding from forming a skin.
5
Let pie cool. Top with meringue or whipped cream. If prefer, toast some coconut for the top.

Chill well before serving.

There is usually a little pudding left to enjoy warm or chill it in a small dish and enjoy with a dollop of whipped cream.

I made 2 of these pies, one with whipped cream and the other plain and will add whipped cream as served.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies, Puddings, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy